He was ready to prove himself a man: The heroic in Australian children's literature
Hillel, Margot 2003. He was ready to prove himself a man: The heroic in Australian children's literature. JCT: Journal of Curriculum Theorizing. 19 (2), pp. 73 - 90.
Part of a special issue on childhood and cultural studies. The writer examines the trope of the heroic child in Australian children's literature and discusses how books written for young people can manipulate ideological viewpoints in readers. She concludes that in Australian children's literature, the notion of heroism is closely connected to the construct of Australia as a rural landscape and the notion of hero can be seen as part of the construct of the noble Australian bushman, a construct that does not allow for heroism in female characters and that, in children's literature, usually precludes adults.
|Journal||JCT: Journal of Curriculum Theorizing|
|Journal citation||19 (2), pp. 73 - 90|
|Publisher||Caddo Gap Press|
|Page range||73 - 90|
|Place of publication||United States of America|
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